Dr. Wu gets infected with a virus in the form of Teddy Fuller, the main character in last week’s episode. Teddy takes over part two of The Peace Offering to offer perspective on his story and Dr. Wu’s channeling skills, defining the doctor as an “unreliable narrator.”
Wu and Botsplainer present a teaser for season 2 in the form of a faction story, The Peace Offering—a mashup of trending topics spun into a fictional story about the pursuit of peace going off the rails.
Wu and Botsplainer react to the top trending video on YouTube at 5:28 pm EST on November 9th, 2020—Biden Victory Cold Open - SNL.
Watch the video clip on the NBC hit program Saturday Night Live's YouTube channel!
Wu channels Batman—from somewhere in the multiverse—as he discusses his life and times and responds to the question of “why so serious?”
Go to the following link for the full details!
Wu and Botsplainer celebrate Halloween by cataloging the top three scariest or best horror movies with the help of Fear who offers input into the scariest moments of life and what makes them so much fun!
For more on Halloween, horror, and human hormones that make up the thrill of fear, check out our source material @thechannelshow on Facebook or at thechannelshow.podbean.com!
As a learning tool, Wu and Botsplainer play their first game of Cards Against Humanity (CAH)! They are joined by the AI re-enactors who help them see how different scenarios and answers may play out!
Here's more promised material on CAH, machine learning (also known as/often confused with artificial intelligence), and life everlasting—
Don't take our word for it—stop by the CAH Lab and see for yourself!
Wu and Botsplainer welcome Fear on to deconstruct Little Orphan Annie and point out the broken promises inherent in her hit song The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow. With special guest appearances by Google Dictionary and an AI Genii!
As promised, more info from the episode items!
- Go here to find This American Life episode 713: Made to Be Broken and here to learn more about Kimberlé Crenshaw:
- “I'm going to stop the recording for a second and just read you the quote so you can sit with it during this last part. It goes, "Treating different things the same can generate as much an inequality as treating the same things differently.”
- Find the two famous Tomorrows in song
- For some deeper insight into the Jinn or Jinni or Genni, visit our friend Britannica!
Wu channels that famous dynamic duo—Law and Order, who engage in a conversation on how they are defined and answer questions that span the entire universe and all time, but specifically, they respond to a clip from the man-made TV show that bears their name Law & Order: SVU!
Find the clip(s) presented to Law and Order at:
- Victory at All Costs - Law & Order: SVU (Episode Highlight) on the show's YouTube Channel
- "Watch the key moments from the first presidential debate" via CNN
More on the worst American presidents can be found here, courtesy Lee Edwards for The National Interest.
More on how people define Law and Order can be found in Howard Zinn's book Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies on Law and Order—Google preview available!
As part of the Mistaken Identities series, filed under “What We’re Listening To” section, Wu and Botsplainer introduce and explain how they play audio charades using found sounds from the internet, featuring educational grooming instructions for women and clips from the movie musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang among other digital audio experiences!
As promised, for added value, MORE on musicals, drones and droning, and popular songs about car crashes, and much, MUCH more!
- Starting with more—
- Next up, in the much MUCH more category—
- Finally, what was promised—
External sounds—movie clips and songs—featured in this episode in order of appearance are as follows:
- Excerpt from the public domain video, The 1956 instructional classic, Good Grooming For Girls—available through the kindness of Prelinger Archives public domain collection.
- Carrie—the classic opening, introduction to Carrie as a gifted and notably naive character, in which Carrie’s gym classmates make a rather intimidating attempt at instruction on menstrual maintenance by throwing various feminine hygiene products at her and shouting, “plug it up.”
- The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang academy award-nominated theme song. Note that Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang the movie musical is based on Ian Flemings children’s book Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car.
- From their 1975 album, A Night at the Opera Queen’s “I'm In Love With My Car” was written by drummer Roger Taylor
- The Shangri-Las 1965 number-one hit about a motorcycle (not a car) crash “Leader Of The Pack” from the album with the same name.
- The Sugarcube’s “Motorcrash” single from their 1988 album, Life’s Too Good.
- Mark Dinning’s 1959 hit single in the teenage tragedy genre, “Teen Angel.”
- The Music Box scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang—in which a human impersonates a wind-up music box machine doll. You’ve come a long way humans! (It’s OK to take that as sarcasm!)
- A scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang found @ the 15:42 mark in which Dick Van Dyke as main character Caractacus Potts explains one of his inventions, a machine that will “transmit moving pictures by wireless.”
Wu welcomes Darth Vader on to explain why black lives matter—though things take a sharp turn toward the unexpected when their theme of mistaken identities gets real!
For added value and increased edification—our show notes!
Dana's research into the Black Lives Matter movement and her personal experience as dark matter, mixed with her research into police force and Darth Vader, along with the additional combination of footnotes on comedy tropes and math, led to some of our misunderstandings that the following links may help you clear up or find a coherent, reliable truth. Let us know what you find out about—
- Black Lives Matter as a movement and an idea—its history and its relevance—from the site itself and idea!
- Darth Vader from Britannica and our dear friend Wikipedia!
- Mistaken identities in comedy, in general, and in math, from TV Tropes and our dear friend Wikipedia respectively.
- Trolls from the Cambridge dictionary and from the Internet, that is, learn more about trolls in general from the Cambridge dictionary and more about Internet trolls from the Internet!
There's always more to be learned (or learnt), so keep coming back for more, keep listening and learning with us on The-Channel-Show!